A roundup of some of the news I've noticed over the past few days which didn't really merit a whole post of their own but that may well be of interest. Includes news that Delta is bringing facial recognition software to Atlanta, British Airways is doing the same at Los Angeles, details of A new Delta Sky CLub in New York and news that easyJet is expanding its 'worldwide by easyJet" technology to Milan.
One of the big differences between low-cost carriers and their full-service counterparts has always been that the full-service airlines are able to offer smooth (in theory!) transfers to other full-service airlines when passengers wish to connect to an onward flight. The traditional low-cost European airlines don't belong to alliances or have any strong affiliations with other airlines so they can't offer the same service....at least up until now.
easyJet yesterday announced that it will commence a seasonal service from Southampton airport, for the first time, from December this year and, starting in October, the low-cost carrier will roll out eight other new routes from various airports in the UK.
A look a the news coming out of various European airlines in the past few days, including British Airways looking for a new Trans-Atlantic joint venture, KLM increasing its operations to San Francisco an easyJet competition and a new option for OneWorld flyers to South Africa.
A few bits and pieces of UK flyer news that I've noticed over the past couple of days that seem worth a mention - with...
The most common questions I get when people find out that I write this blog are "where do you go to book your tickets?" and "how do you find the cheapest tickets" The answer to the first question is "there's never one place/site that I use" - there's no silver bullet. The answer to the second question is "by jumping through a lot of hoops" (even then, I don't necessarily book the cheapest tickets).
Over the past 18 months EasyJet has been trialling, what they're calling, a new recognition scheme and it appears that they're now ready to roll it out in full. "Flight Club" will launch in early 2016 and will be very different from the regular airline loyalty programs we're used to.
A few new route announcements from British Airways and EasyJet. British Airways is finally reconnecting Heathrow to the Scottish Highlands and EasyJet has some good new routes out of Manchester for summer 2016 - and some pretty decent prices too.
A look at some of the travel and travel industry news from the last few days that’s interesting….but that doesn’t really warrant a post...